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How to Sell Your House Because of Relocation
Monday, July 29, 2013
There is a long list of things that need to be done before relocating and moving to anew area. Selling your current house is top of the priorities list and it may be difficult to determine how long it will take for your home to sell in any market. You are more likely to sell your home quickly if you prepare properly.
Get your home ready to sell. Identify repair issues, cosmetic or otherwise, that will need to be fixed. The better the condition your home is in, the faster you can sell it and this will also help you to get the best price for your home.
Make the house look appealing. Add a fresh coat of paint, professionally clean your carpets, and get rid of any clutter to make the house look as open and inviting as possible. This serves a double purpose, as you will also be packing for your relocation.
Take photos of your home, both on inside and out. Focus on the main rooms,living room, dining room, master bedroom, kitchen and the exterior. Highlight interesting elements and features of your home and even of your neighborhood. Write a detailed description of your home’s features, include the square footage, the age of the home, the number of bedrooms, and any other important features or added advantages your home has over others in the area. Also describe your neighborhood, including nearby schools or nearby shopping, dining and local entertainment.
If you want your property to move quickly, set an asking price that is below that of other similar homes in your area. This will establish you as a “motivated seller,”and your home is likely to get more of the attention of potential buyers. If you need to sell your home quickly due to relocation it is not recommended to price your home above what your local market shows your home is worth.
Market your house for sale on the internet and use online classified websites, this will help to attract buyers and investors who use the internet as their first place to search for homes to purchase in your area. Use your photographs and description to give buyers an incentive to call to see your home and possibly make an offer.
Decide in advance what the lowest price you would be willing to take to facilitate a quick sale, this will give you room to negotiate with prospective buyers. If your home needs extensive repairs that you cannot afford to make or you must sell very quickly due to your relocation, you may want to consider searching Sell My House Fast or We Buy Houses to locate an investor in your area that may be able to help you get your home sold and your relocation moving faster.